A.37 Tideway Foundation

Table A-33 Tideway Foundation Adapter Properties



Alarm Columns

A comma-separated list that determines which alarm columns display and the order in which the alarm items display (source of alarm, alarm class, etc.) in the Alarms view. A suggested list is:

assignedTo, description, status, lastModifiedBy, createDate, submitter

Auto Create Relationships

Controls the automatic creation of the relationships among the four component types (BAI, HOST, SE, SPVI). Set to True unless relationships are not required.

Create Object Model File

Controls creation of a debugging HTML object model. Set to False because this can be time consuming and usually is unnecessary.

Delete Policy Timeout

The time interval, in minutes, before deleting an inactive element from the hierarchy. The default is 1440.

Discover Policy

The time interval, in minutes, between discovery sessions. The default is 1440.

Element Name Grouping Length

Controls element grouping. If set to zero, then no element grouping is performed and no lazy discovery is performed.

If set to a non-zero value, then the elements under the four component types are grouped by the first n characters in their names. Example: If set to 3, then HOSTS abcone, abctwo, and abcthree are all grouped under the element abc.

After setting a grouping length, do not change it, as this also changes the DName of all elements under the grouping.

Grouping Elements Discover Only When Needed

If the Element Name Grouping Length property is non-zero, then this controls whether the elements under the grouping are lazily discovered. Set to True if using grouping.

Hierarchy File

A file in the /OperationsCenter_install_path/database directory that contains an XML description of the element hierarchy built below the adapter element. The default is examples/FoundationHierarchy.xml.


A script that executes if the adapter fails for any reason. The script can print the reason for the failure as a “msg”; for example: log.info(msg). All of the Script.* properties are optional.


A script that executes when the adapter initializes.


A script that executes when the adapter starts, either manually or automatically when the Operations Center server starts.


A script that executes after manually stopping the adapter.

Stylesheet File

The stylesheet file in the /OperationsCenter_install_path/database directory that applies to the HierarchyFile as a style markup to produce the final output.

Use Alarm Times For Condition Changes

The date/time stamp to use for all alarm data stored by the Operations Center Data Warehouse. If true, the alarm’s date/time stamp is used. If false, the date/time stamp of when the Operations Center server received the alarm is used. The default is true.

Alarm history is stored based on the alarm time rather than alarm receipt time. Also, for SLA metric data based on alarm properties, the property values are recorded based on the alarm time instead of the alarm receipt time. Note that recording historical condition data for historical alarms is not supported.